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Meyer sought by Southern Kings

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 25 Apr 2009 at 10:39
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Heyneke Meyer is being lined up as the coach for the new South African rugby franchise, the Southern Kings.

The franchise is being established to participate in an expanded Super rugby competition from 2011 onwards. Meyer is apparently seen as the right coach.

Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus has been linked to the job in recent weeks. However, Meyer’s better coaching record carries more weight.

The Kings play their first game on June 16 against the British and Irish Lions.

Sport24 reported this week that former Springbok selector Francois Davids will be the convenor of selectors for the side, and not Eastern Province president Cheeky Watson.

Watson told Sport24 in Port Elizabeth on Thursday that he proposes Davids should be the selection convenor for the Kings side against the British and Irish Lions.

The Kings will play the tourists in the new Nelson Mandela Bay stadium.

“I don’t want people to say Cheeky Watson is picking this guy or that guy,” said Watson.

“That removes the attention from me and places it where it should be — on the game.”

“We hope it will be a strong side that is selected. That is why I asked that Davids should work with Peter de Villiers (Springbok coach).

“If there are players Peter would like to see in action (with an eye towards the Lions series), they can be picked.”

Watson would like to see players with their roots in the Eastern Cape in the side.

“We have to be realistic. Not many of the current players (at SWD, EP and Border) will be picked,” he said.


  • Wait … ‘Not many of the current players will be picked’ ??!!

    So… us Eastern Capers have:

    1. A team NAME we don’t like (Southern Kings-sounds like a beef burger)
    2. A committee OUT OF PROVINCE – Mark Alexander (Lions) interim steering committee Bafundi Makubalo (Minister of Sport) appointed to oversee the co-ordination of this project
    3. A convener in former Springbok selector Francois Davids (Boland)
    4. A much hated halfwit – Cheeky Watson (Cape Town resident)
    5. A consultant – Tony McKeever (Cape Town resident)

    And… they have the gall to call it EASTERN CAPE RUGBY !?

    They say a camel is a horse designed by a committee – Why don’t we just be honest and call this the PET CAMEL PROJECT team or PCP… I think thats a drug like LCD and I’m sure these idiots are on it !

    I certainly WILL NOT be buying a ticket to support ANY of this malarchy… I’M AN EASTERN CAPER… THE LAST THING WE HAVE IS OUR PRIDE…

    I’ll be buggered if I’m letting these people take that ! I hope YOU will distance yourself equally…

    A REAL Eastern Caper

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.04.09 15:59:56 by trophymaster Reply
  • What these arsewits DON’T understand (coz none of them live in the Eastern Cape) is that DEVELOPMENT of Eastern Cape rugby needs to be an EASTERN CAPE thing.

    Let the young guys have a run against the BRITISH LIONS – for heavens sakes… we don’t care if they lose ! The opportunity will help them develop.

    And… STATE OF ORIGIN should apply… get off trying to ride the EASTERN CAPE wagon if:
    1. You don’t live here !
    2. You lived here ONCE, but now chose to live in Pofadder or Parys or where-ever !

    AND … give LOCALS the reins … they surely can’t COCK IT UP more than the current lot … hell… from rock bottom, theres ONLY one way … UP !

    Go back to Cape Town Cheeky Watson… take Heineke Meyer and Rassie Erasmus with you….

    If the Eastern Cape is going to stand on its own two feet… we NEED to give it a shot OURSELVES !

    Remove all the rocks rolled in our path… and give the Eastern Cape a fair financial share or financial boost no more or less than OTHER provinces like Northern Tvl or Natal did in the 1980’s…

    We don’t want your BLOW IN’s !

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.04.09 16:21:56 by trophymaster Reply
  • @trophymaster (Comment 2) :

    I see you feel strongly about this TM. 🙂

    How would you recommend the State of origin is implemented?

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.04.09 16:38:40 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • @trophymaster (Comment 2) : oh, and welcome to the site 🙂

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.04.09 20:18:23 by robdylan Reply
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